WOODY

Woody is a concept car.

 

It represents the serious and thoughtful handling of some of the biggest ecological problems of the present. Woody transports this intention in every project phase. As a conceptual visualization, prototype, exhibit, and production model, it offers the options to discuss topics such as:

Reduction of CO2 emissions in the automotive construction and traffic

Expansion of sustainable, decentralized production structures and product cycles

Reduction of traffic and the associated burdens

and shows that solutions for these types of issues can be found and implemented.

Woody is a specially designed e-car used for short distances. Although most cars are designed for long routes and fast highway rides, the actual usage behavior of most is completely contrary. Today’s transport performance of passenger cars is about 1.1 people per car. If 2 people were transported per car, the traffic would be reduced by almost 50%. Due to its open design, Woody allows the direct communication between road users. This feature promotes considerate driving habits, and offers an easier way to pick someone up along the way. Woody is not an „extended living room“, not a private room, maybe not even private property. Woody is open for everyone.

Local production – Local value creation

Woody is technically and constructively clever, but not complicated. It is reduced. The manufacture and maintenance of the vehicle can be performed with small-scale craft and common means of production. Woody will be produced for its intended use, directly on site. Local, decentralized production lowers the energy usage for the production as well as for the transport costs of the components. In addition, this mode of production leads to a strong Identification of the population with the vehicle. The entire value creation and the generated know-how becomes a benefit for the region. Wood is a renewable, globally available raw material. Wood is great for technical and statically demanding tasks. No other material communicates the values sustainability deceleration and renaturation like wood. Woodworking is a technology that is deeply connected with human culture. There is a huge number of manufacturers and companies that process this material.

Wood is global and regional at the same time – Just like Woody.